Nigerian army rescues nearly 180 hostages from Boko Haram

The Nigerian army has rescued many hostages, including 100 children, from Boko Haram jihadists. The army also captured an extremist commander during the operation.

Nigeria’s military released a statement to confirm they had succeeded in freeing captives (pictured above) from the jihadist group.

“During the offensive operations, 178 people held captive by the terrorists were rescued,” military spokesman Colonel Tukur Gusau said. “They include 101 children, 67 women and 10 men. They were found “in bad condition caused by maltreatment,” he explained, without stating exactly when they were released.

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